The NRC’s Campus Council creates stronger linkages between higher education and the sustainable materials management industry. The Council was created in 2013; managed by Jack DeBell with ad hoc assistance. Major projects include scholarships, awards, training, and outreach. Coordination with CommComm, library, NSCB, ROC, DEI, and MJF Scholarship Trustee group. Success in most activities as listed below in 2020..
Goals and objectives for 2021 – those projects with refocused (limited) management, Priorities include MJF, awards, updated SMM White Paper, five year strategic plan from budgeted menu. Other programs possible with ability to self-fund, preferably with pass-through management.
NRC Newsletter submissions
US Department of Energy presentation: “Deep Reuse and Recycling”
Recycling Organizations Council: Introduction to the Campus Council
Pennsylvania Markets Center: “Sustainable Materials Management at Colleges and Universities”
Green Ed.us courses
Higher Ed Zero Waste Research Newsletters
o Continue outreach as requested. Improve Campus Council website.
NRC web site input survey completion
2020 Library involvement
Higher Ed COVID survey
NRC Diversion, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Sustainable Materials Management in America’s Zero-Carbon Action Plan
o Continue collaboration as requested.
o NRC Library discussion and decisions (utility? other resources? member access? mgt? budget?
o Survey leadership of other campus organizations to update 2015 White Paper
Outstanding Higher Education program: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension/Sarasota County- Waste Reduction Program
Bill Heenan Emerging Leader Award: Jacob Appel
o better promotion of awards program
o profile winners
Murray J Fox Endowment
2020 – “great efforts in selecting the 2020 Scholarship Awardees – truly an outstanding group and very much in keeping with Dad’s goals and desires in creating the Scholarship Fund.
o Chart process for the 2021 scholarship selections
o Enlist previous Scholars. Prioritize courses of study.
o Consider Linkdin page.
NRC SRM Standards Certification
o Lead CSRM Infrastructure course
o Author article on profiles, effectiveness, and recommendations for training and certification programs